Abortions, by State, 2000

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This chart shows data for 2000. This is the most recent data available from the federal government as of early 2004.

In this chart:

Abortions = total number of legal abortions
Per births = number of abortions for every 1000 live births
Per women = number of abortions for every 1000 women

State Abortions Per births Per women
Alabama 13.553 214 14
Alaska * * *
Arizona 10,064 118 9
Arkansas 5,501 146 10
California * * *
Colorado 4,215 64 4
Connecticut 12,908 300 18
Delaware 5.082 460 29
Dist. of Columbia 6,659 869 46
Florida 88,563 434 27
Georgia 31,678 239 17
Hawaii 3,941 225 16
Idaho 801 39 3
Illinois 45,884 248 17
Indiana 12,272 140 9
Iowa 5,747 150 9
Kansas 12,225 308 21
Kentucky 4,630 83 5
Louisiana 11,384 168 11
Maine 2,536 186 9
Maryland 12,337 166 10
Massachusetts 27,180 333 19
Michigan 26,807 197 12
Minnesota 14,468 214 13
Mississippi 3,758 85 6
Missouri 7,884 103 7
Montana 2,441 223 13
Nebraska 4,178 170 11
Nevada 5,972 194 14
New Hampshire * * *
New Jersey 33,026 286 18
New Mexico 5,465 201 14
New York 129,678 501 31
--City 94,466 780
--State 35,212 256
North Carolina 30,157 251 17
North Dakota 1,341 175 10
Ohio 38,140 245 16
Oklahoma * * *
Oregon 14,194 310 20
Pennsylvania 35,630 244 14
Rhode Island 5,413 433 23
South Carolina 7,527 134 9
South Dakota 878 85 6
Tennessee 17,479 220 14
Texas 76,121 209 16
Utah 3,509 74 7
Vermont 1,781 274 14
Virginia 27,999 283 18
Washington 25,692 317 20
West Virginia 2,549 122 7
Wisconsin 11,040 159 10
Wyoming 6
Total 857,475 245 16

* Four states quit reporting abortion statistics as of 1998.


Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Surveillance Summaries, Novembeer 28, 2003. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), 2003;52 (No. SS-12).


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Posted 26 Oct 2004.

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